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Learn the ‘Art of the Sell’ from Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year clip

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A24 Films has released a new clip from director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year which sees Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) teaching us the ‘art of the sell’, check it out after the official synopsis…

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, »

- Gary Collinson

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Some Actors Could Make the Difficult Transition from TV Actor to Oscar Nominee

17 November 2014 11:44 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

The transition from television star to cinematic award-winner is often difficult. Where actors in feature films tend to be regarded as prestigious, the actors you catch on a television show every week become almost like friends and are more relatable. This personal appeal can hinder prospective Oscar chances, as TV actors are denigrated as being less-than qualified for the statues than their featured peers.

Some 21st century exceptions to the rule include George Clooney, who rose to fame as Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s ER, is now a two-time Oscar winner, one for his supporting role in 2005’s Syriana and the other for best picture for 2012’s Argo; Jennifer Lawrence, who starred as the oldest daughter on The Bill Engvall Show before it ended in 2009, is now a three-time Oscar nominee, winning once for her lead role in 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook; Melissa Leo, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Predictions for the 2015 Spirit Awards

14 November 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the most interesting precursors to me is always the Independent Spirit Awards. They don’t always cite the same things that the Academy does, so it’s a chance to see smaller and more eclectic fare given a moment in the sun. Even though the Spirit Award have matched up with Oscar more often in the recent past than was usual, it’s still a place where you can see honors for films that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance. Personally, that’s one of the my favorite things about certain precursors, the fact that they bestow citations on worthy cinema that could have been ignored entirely. Before I give you my shot in the dark predictions for this year’s Spirit Awards (which will announce their nominees in under two weeks…specifically on November 25th), I just wanted to further my point about the choices made by this group. »

- Joey Magidson

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Jessica Chastain :"A Most Violent Year"

14 November 2014 5:14 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the first trailer from writer/director J.C. Chandor's upcoming crime drama "A Most Violent Year", starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks:

"...in this searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, one immigrant is determined to climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "A Most Violent Year"...

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First clip from A Most Violent Year featuring Jessica Chastain

13 November 2014 10:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A24 Films has released the first clip from director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama A Most Violent Year, featuring Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), David Oyelowo (The Butler) and Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Check it out below…

See Also: First trailers for A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and – above all – his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. »

- Gary Collinson

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The Hype Cycle: AFI Fest

13 November 2014 11:46 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As the end of the year approaches, the number of question marks in the Oscar ranks continues to sink lower. This past week, Selma, American Sniper, The Gambler and A Most Violent Year all dropped at AFI Fest, leaving only movies like Unbroken (still presumed to be a front-runner in a crowded field), Exodus: Gods and Kings (possibly not an awards movie at all), Big Eyes, and Into the Woods (who knows?) still unseen.

Did these newcomers make an impact worthy of making the charts? Let’s explore below.

1. Selma

It seemed like just a few weeks ago Selma might not even be completed in time for a serious awards push. This week Oprah convinced Director Ava DuVernay to screen the whole film rather than just a 30-minute preview, and the gamble paid off in spades.

Critics have been hailing Selma as an American cinematic triumph. Director Ava DuVernay’s »

- Brian Welk

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Jessica Chastain Means Business In First Clip For A Most Violent Year

13 November 2014 9:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There aren’t many cinematic tropes that have stood the test of time as much as that of the American Dream. Specifically, the way in which films depict a character(s) chasing the elusive concept of unspoiled riches has being told across generations, whether it’s The Great Gatsby or within more modern movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street. More often than not, though, that pursuit is often derailed by crime, corruption and greed, as is the case in J.C. Chandor’s upcoming drama, A Most Violent Year.

Starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, the film is quickly becoming one of the hottest contenders in this year’s Awards race after it debuted during La’s AFI festival, and we now have the very first clip to sate our collective appetite.  Telling the tale of the aforementioned couple living in the Big Apple circa 1981, A Most Violent Year »

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Jessica Chastain Demands Respect in First A Most Violent Year Clip

13 November 2014 9:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A24 Films has released the first A Most Violent Year clip from writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  This new clip, in no uncertain terms, serves to highlight Chastain’s performance in light of Best Supporting Actress consideration, as she explains to the District Attorney (played by David Oyelowo) how she and her husband must be respected.  This is absolutely one of my most anticipated films of the year, and response from its premiere at AFI Fest was incredibly positive, with many noting that Chandor once again uses a very specific story to draw parallels to what’s going on in our world today. Check out the first »

- Adam Chitwood

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'A Most Violent Year' Clip with Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac

13 November 2014 9:09 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A24 is proud to premiere the very first clip from A Most Violent Year, featuring Supporting Actress Contender Jessica Chastain. The film just premiered to rave reviews at AFI and will be having its first NY screening this evening as the opening night of Moma's Contender's series.&#160

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city's history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay.

J.C. Chandor's third feature examines one immigrant's determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family, and - above all - his own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, »

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A Most Violent Year Gets A New Clip

13 November 2014 8:52 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. The film stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Williams, Elyes Gabel, Harris Yulin, and Giselle Eisenberg. Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor. “A Most Violent Year” opens in a limited release in NYC  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Watch: Jessica Chastain Demands Respect in New Clip for 'A Most Violent Year'

13 November 2014 8:50 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A quick glance at the calendar shows less than 50 days until 2014 is officially behind us, meaning there are fewer and fewer new theatrical releases sitting on the watchlist. However, one movie has sat near the top of my list all year, and given I don't live in New York or Los Angeles it's likely I won't even see it until 2015 is upon us. The movie I'm referring to is J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year, and while it's still a little ways off, today we're given a new clip for the period-set crime drama via A24, which you can check out below. Set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, Chandor's film centers on the lives of an immigrant (Oscar Isaac), his wife (Jessica Chastain), and their family as they try to expand their business and capitalize »

- Jordan Benesh

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AFI 2014 Film Fest: Opening Night Report By Mark Cerulli

11 November 2014 4:04 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

(Photos copyright Mark Cerulli. All rights reserved.)

By Mark Cerulli

Last Wednesday, the red carpet was rolled out on Hollywood Boulevard, the paparazzi were out in force and the Spiderman and Wonder Woman impersonators had been pushed aside, at least momentarily, for American Film Institute’s annual film festival.

Cinema Retro was in da house for writer/director J.C. Chandor’s new crime drama, A Most Violent Year, this year’s opening night selection. The director introduced his third film onstage at the Dolby Theater, joined by his distinguished cast and crew, including Jessica Chastain and Dp Bradford Young. Chandor also pointed out where he was sitting when his screenplay for “Margin Call” (which he also directed) lost out to Woody Allen’s “Midnight In Paris” in the 2012 Oscar race.

Although the film’s setting – the cutthroat world of home heating oil doesn’t sound exciting, it provides the backdrop for Abel Morales, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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A Most Violent Year | 2014 AFI Film Festival Review

7 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Year of Living Stressfully: Chandor Returns with Slow-Boil Scald

Baby, it may be cold outside, but the climate’s sure changing in J.C. Chandor’s flashback to 1981 New York City in A Most Violent Year, the director’s third and most iniquitous portrayal yet of humans struggling for survival or ascension among the ranks. Following the success of his talky yet effective 2011 debut, Margin Call, a slick examination of the viperous tendencies amongst Wall Street’s elite and the 2008 crash, and 2013’s Robert Redford against the elements flick All Is Lost, Chandor extends his dexterity to a period piece that’s already drawn comparison to the heyday of Lumet and the underrated familial dramas of James Gray. With a little luck, Chandor’s title won’t be treated to the same ambivalence as Gray’s films tend to be, but in line with his previous two titles, it’s an equally difficult, »

- Nicholas Bell

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'A Most Violent Year' is a masterful portrait with Oscar-worthy work from Isaac, Chastain

7 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"A Most Violent Year" is probably the year's most patient movie. It's a slow burn in the best way, not unlike "A Most Wanted Man" in that regard (which makes their similar titles all the more interesting). I was reminded of Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace" a lot while watching the film at its AFI Fest opening night gala Thursday night; it's a painterly movie about the difficulties of remaining pure and honest in a corrupt and flawed world. Masterful work. Director J.C. Chandor owes a lot — and I imagine he would admit as much — to his chosen director of photography here. And make no mistake, Bradford Young is one of the most exciting cinematographers working today. The director and I talked a little about the work earlier this week, but it's striking tableau filmmaking, lit like a master class, evocative, moody, cues from Gordon Willis — simply gorgeous. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Review: Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac anchor peculiar and powerful 'A Most Violent Year'

7 November 2014 12:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York CIty, 1981, is a blasted moral hellscape against which a very primal struggle for survival unfolds in a very tense thirty days, all for the right to supply homes with heating oil. J. C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" is a powerfully told story, a thrilling surprise, and both Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain do remarkable work as a couple trying to close a deal that will turn their heating oil company into a much larger overall business, the deal they've been working their whole lives to prepare. This one particular month starts with them confident, convinced they're going to take things to the next level, and it unfolds with them increasingly unsure that they're going to pull it off. It is a movie about an entire city conspiring to test a marriage, and the way this one particular couple fights their way through. This is a great screenplay first and foremost. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Film Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’

6 November 2014 8:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When “New York, New York” lyricist Fred Ebb wrote that immortal line, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere,” it’s doubtful he imagined the life-or-death stakes such sentiments take on in “A Most Violent Year,” an ’80s-era NYC crime drama in which just making it from one day to the next seems like a major accomplishment. In his third turn behind the camera, writer-director J.C. Chandor has delivered a tough, gritty, richly atmospheric thriller that lacks some of the formal razzle-dazzle of his solo seafaring epic, “All Is Lost,” but makes up for it with an impressively sustained low-boil tension and the skillful navigating of a complex plot (at least up until a wholly unnecessary last-minute twist). Like last fall’s “Out of the Furnace,” this solid, grown-up movie-movie is almost certainly too dark and moody to connect with a broad mainstream public or make major awards-season waves, »

- Scott Foundas

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Check Out These On-Set Pics of Will Smith on the Set of His Untitled NFL Concussion Drama

5 November 2014 8:44 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeGugu Mbatha-RawAlec Baldwin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Albert Brooks all join Will Smith in the yet-to-be titled drama on concussions in the NFL, which is based on the GQ article “Game Brain,” written by Jeanne Marie Laskas, and which follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist, who single-handedly made the first discovery of Cte (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) in a pro football player, raising public awareness for the degenerative disease.  The article tells a whistle-blower tale, humanizing the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports, and the political, cultural and corporate interests that »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain have ‘A Most Violent Year’ in a new trailer

4 November 2014 6:11 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

No one could accuse writer-director J.C. Chandor of going an easily predictable route with his filmography to date. Margin Call, his 2011 feature debut that earned him an Oscar nomination, was an ensemble piece about the recent financial crisis, and he followed that with 2013′s All Is Lost, which only featured one actor (Robert Redford, giving a largely wordless performance). His new effort, A Most Violent Year, sees him venturing into period crime drama territory, with a story mostly centered on a husband and wife pairing played by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Co-starring David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, Christopher Abbott, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Albert Brooks, A Most Violent Year is set in 1981 and concerns the ambitious immigrant head of an oil business clashing with the criminal underworld of New York City in 1981. One of the more appealing elements of the film’s second trailer, which you can view below, is »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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New Trailer For A Most Violent Year, From Margin Call Director

4 November 2014 7:40 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "A Most Violent Year," which comes from writer/director Jc Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost) and stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. Check it out below. Plot: Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- the film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. The new movie is set to hit theaters on December 31st. Trailer: »

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Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in new A Most Violent Year trailer

4 November 2014 4:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A Most Violent Year has released a new trailer.

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac star in Jc Chandor's period thriller.

The film is set in the winter of 1981 - a season of famously high crime in New York City.

Isaac plays a businessman who has learned to play dirty to ensure his family continues to prosper.

His wife (Chastain) stands by his side, but when their children are threatened she begins to question the choices they have made.

Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks and Catalina Sandino Moreno also feature in the film.

A Most Violent Year will arrive in Us cinemas on December 31 and in the UK on January 23. »

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